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Cleaning guns is calming

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by revo, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. revo

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    I saw this on arfcom and i think it's true for me. After coming home from the range or from a camping trip, the ritual of cleaning guns has a calming effect for me. I feel good while i'm cleaning my guns and i feel good after. I feel that cleaning a gun is one of the things a man should know how to do and I know how to do it.

    Para bang ritual of manhood.

    Am I the only one who feels like this ?
     
  2. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    Same here bro revo, specially with the sweet smell of hoppes9 and a shiny barrel.

    diba nga in the older times, a father cleaning his gun with his kids is considered a great bonding time pa.
     


  3. I dunno, it's the shooting part that definitely makes me happy.:thumbsup:

    But then there's something about the piercing smell of Hoppes No. 9 (stunk up my room for hours) plus the Glock is one of the easiest guns to clean. It's a part of getting "intimate" with your gun, as in you get to know its every nook and cranny.

    I got a book on Bill Mauldin's Willie and Joe cartoons, where in one Joe was cradling his Garand after cleaning it and telling it: "I've given you th' best years o' my life."
     
  4. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    I don't like cleaning guns, shooting lang gusto ko. :supergrin:
     
  5. Allegra

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    Two of my least fave things to do
    Reloading and cleaning...anything

    My record is 2000++rnds on my 1911 w/out cleaning ( no jams )
    I only cleaned it because the mud was making the slide cycle slowly

    I prefer the ritual of sleeping :)
     
  6. It is my duty to help those in need. So, I used to give my guns to the range guys at Armscor and they cleaned them for a generous tip.

    Meanwhile, it was even more calming eating some pizza upstairs at NY Pizza.
     
  7. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    I love cleaning my guns after shooting. IMHO, the shooter/owner should be the only one to clean and handle his/her guns, especially guns carried everyday for defense.
     
  8. casmot

    casmot Re membered

    +1. :thumbsup:
     
  9. And what if you don't carry your guns "everyday for defense". Lighten up, man. Letting a range officer clean a gun is not giving it to a katulong to clean. And of course you inspect it yourself afterwards.
     
  10. Poodle

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    I don't like cleaning guns, especially .22 caliber firearms. I like shooting better.
     
  11. chowchow

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    I always take care of my guns and cleaning is part and parcel of it all.
     
  12. +1, revo! that makes two of us, though my better half thinks I've gone bonkers over my toys. :laughabove:
     
  13. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Just my opinion, Sir Ante.:) I just personally don't want anybody else handling my guns; I'll have myself only to blame if something goes wrong with it. :cheers:
     
  14. Poodle

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    Same with me. I don't like anybody else cleaning my guns. Once saw an RO cleaning the gun barrel by passing the brush through the crown. I'd rather stick it through the chamber.:hugs:
     
  15. boni

    boni ako ito bok!

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    its not everyday that i clean my carry firearm cguro brush2x punas2x kasi its always loaded eh. habit namin cguro mga carry f/a namin dito eh palaging loaded. pag tapos mag practice syempre cleaning kaagad yan. :)
     
  16. revo

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    I'll certainly allow another person to clean my guns kung kamukha niya si Jessica Alba. :supergrin:
     
  17. Like I said, if you carry your firearm that's different.

    Trusting a mechanic to change spark plugs etc. is no big deal. They also handle things that can kill you if not done right. There are just a few Armscor etc. range officers and you get to know them. It's not like just dumping your gun with someone you don't know. I know that the 3 guys I deal with don't flip the cylinder or nick the crown. They teach me things about guns in fact.

    It's a personal thing. Whatever floats your boat.
     
  18. Allegra

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    Para walang away , just do what I do
    I let the gunsmith clean the gun
    All I do is complain that it's jamming and leave it w/ the smith
    When I come back , sabihin nya , walang naman problema madumi lang pala
    Ang linis pati barrel!
     
  19. vega

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    +1 again.
    And I don't think you have to lighten up, I believe some people just have to loosen up.
     
  20. Walther PPK

    Walther PPK Senior Member

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    Nope, you're not the only one who feels that way.

    This is one thing my wife don't understand haha
    I even bought a rotary tool just to clean/polish my FA :)

    sarap kasi! Doing it the way it should be cleaned!